Analysis of Career Strategy according to Career Identity Confusion at the Each Life Career Branching Point

생애진로분기점별 진로정체성 혼돈에 따른 진로전략 분석

  • Son, Min-Jeong (Dept. of vocation, Kyunggi University Graduate School) ;
  • Cho, In-Soo (Dept. of vocation, Kyunggi University Graduate School) ;
  • Choi, Jeong-Eun (Dept. of vocation, Kyunggi University Graduate School)
  • 손민정 (경기대학교 일반대학원 직업학과) ;
  • 조인수 (경기대학교 일반대학원 직업학과) ;
  • 최정은 (경기대학교 일반대학원 직업학과)
  • Received : 2018.03.16
  • Accepted : 2018.06.01
  • Published : 2018.06.30


This study confirmed the life career branching points, and studied qualitatively the career strategy and career identity at that time. The participants in this study were three students from third graders of middle school, three ones from third graders of high school, and three before and after college graduation, which correspond to the vertical transition stage of school education. Three participants were selected before and after 30 years of age, three before and after 40 years of age, and three before and after 60 years of age. Subject analysis of the contents of the 18 interviews, showed that the life career branching point appeared in middle school grade 3, high school grade 3, until employment after graduation, within 3 years after entering their first job, early 40 years, 60 years old, and 80 years old. Second, external situations were due to the influence of important others, or external stimuli, environment, and career events. Third, negative emotions were repeated for each life career branching point. Fourth, as a result of the interview, the career identity confusion was repeated in every life career branching point. Fifth, the career strategy at the life career branching point was categorized as an approach strategy and avoidance strategy.


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